hire Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "hire" - English Dictionary

See all translations

hireverb [T]

uk   /haɪər/  us   /haɪr/
B1 UK (US rent) to pay to use something for a short period: How much would it cost to hire a car for the weekend? You could always hire a dress for the ball if you can't afford to buy one.B2 to employ someone or pay someone to do a particular job: I was hired by the first company I applied to. [+ to infinitive] We ought to hire a public relations consultant to help improve our image.
More examples
Phrasal verbs

hirenoun

uk   /haɪər/  us   /haɪr/

hire noun (THING)

[U] UK an arrangement to use something by paying for it: The price includes flights and car hire. a hire car There's a camping shop in town that has tents for hire (= available to be hired) at £30 a week.
See also

hire noun (PERSON)

[C] mainly US a person to whom a company has recently given a job: She's our latest hire.
(Definition of hire from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of hire?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “hire” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
straight

the straight part of a racetrack (= the track on which competitors race)

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

exoskeleton noun
exoskeleton noun
July 27, 2015
a robotic device which goes around the legs and part of the body of a person who cannot walk and allows them to move independently and in an upright position The device, known as an exoskeleton, is strapped to the outside of a person’s limbs and can then be controlled by them.

Read More